Jaguar F-Pace SUV snapped on test by IAB reader in Austria - [Update]

28/02/2015 - 08:10 | ,  ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Update 1 - The Jaguar F-Pace was spotted on test near the M42 by WestSide Cars recently.

Jaguar F-Pace side spied

[Spyshot courtesy - Westside Cars]

Will be manufactured at the Solihull plant. 

Joshua Regin snapped the forthcoming Jaguar F-Pace SUV test near the mountains of Austria. Just prior to the Detroit Auto Show last month, Jaguar announced the 'F-Pace' name for its first ever crossover/SUV, and said that a market launch will take place in 2016.

Jaguar F-Pace spied
The F-Pace will be based on the iQ platform which also underpins the XE sedan.

Based on the new aluminium-intensive iQ platform, the F-Pace will be a 5-seat SUV that will come with an "advanced suspension system", AWD and the company's All-Surface Progress Control. Production of the F-Pace will take place at the brand's Solihull plant in the U.K. Jaguar is also looking to add 1,300 new jobs in the U.K.

The design of the F-Pace will likely be inspired by the C-X17 crossover concept, which measured 4.72 meters in length. Starting the range will be four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines from the new Ingenium family, while performance oriented models will get a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine from the F-Type. Reports also suggest a high-performance variant with the famed 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine.

Jaguar F-Pace rear spied
Power for the F-Pace is expected to come from four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines.

Also read: Jaguar XE's Indian launch to take place at Auto Expo 2016

According to reports, the F-Pace will be nearly 40 cm longer than the Range Rover Evoque. Further details on the F-Pace will be revealed later this year.

Likely Competitors: Porsche Macan, BMW X4
Launch date: 2016 (In Europe)

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